We regretfully inform you that all of our upcoming programs and presentations have been canceled, and the Holocaust by Bullets exhibit located at Noble Library on the ASU Tempe campus is currently closed to visitors.
Our Keynote Address with Father Patrick Desbois, scheduled originally for April 20, 2020, has also been postponed, but we are working to reschedule this event for another date and time.
Additionally, Genocide Awareness Week, a program of Scottsdale Community College, has been cancelled for 2020.
These decisions were not easy, but the health and well-being of our guests and the community, including our Holocaust survivors, is of greatest importance. Although there have been many months of planning and preparation, we felt it was necessary to do our part in suppressing this pandemic by following the lead of other organizations and governmental agencies and postpone our keynote presentation which would bring together over 800 individuals.
We will continue to monitor federal, state and local health authorities for direction on when we can reschedule our evening with Father Patrick Desbois. We are encouraged by the support we have received from our dedicated board, community members, donors and volunteers who have helped us reach over 20,000 visitors at our Holocaust by Bullets exhibits.
We look forward to bringing Father Desbois to our community when it is prudent to do so, and we will update everyone once a new date is in place.
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On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. This act of war sounded the death knell for Jewish populations of Eastern Europe. More than two million Jews and Roma were killed by bullets in this territory by German units and their collaborators. This method of extermination has come to be known as the “Holocaust by bullets” or “genocide by mass shooting.” The executioners traveled to villages and faced the victims who were to be massacred before the eyes of their neighbors. Today, Yahad-In Unum teams work to capture those neighbors’ accounts and locate the mass killing sites before time runs out and the eyewitness testimonies are forever silent.
Yahad – In Unum (YIU) combines the Hebrew word Yahad, meaning “together,” with the Latin phrase In Unum, meaning “in one.” Founded in 2004 by internationally renowned humanitarian and activist, Father Patrick Desbois, YIU is a global organization raising consciousness of the sites of Jewish and Roma mass executions by Nazi killing units in Eastern Europe during World War II. This was the infamous “Holocaust by Bullets,” the prototype for the ensuing disease of modern genocide. The massacres in Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, the Balkans and Syria have all been modeled after the systematic tactics carried out during the “Holocaust by Bullets.”